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Roker Report’s Brainbusters: Another batch of Sunderland quiz questions to have a go at!

25 more SAFC questions to get you thinking – let us know how you do!

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Round 1: The Opponents – Port Vale

One point per question is up for grabs in our first round – all about our history with Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup hosts Port Vale.

1. George Honeyman and which other Academy of Light graduate scored for Sunderland in a 2-1 win when the two sides met in the FA Cup in November 2018?

2. What was the score when Port Vale visited the Stadium of Light in last season’s Papa John’s Trophy?

3. In what year did Eric Gates’ goal in a 1-0 win at Port Vale secure promotion for Sunderland from Division Three?

4. Which recent member of the backroom staff at Sunderland, and a former striker for the club he grew up supporting, spent a brief loan period at Port Vale in 1999 while on the books at Manchester City?

5. In October 1991 Sunderland staged an impressive fight back to snatch a point at Vale Park – what was the final score?

Eric Gates
Round 1 question 3 - when did Gatesy help send us up?
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Round 2: Top 10 – Luke O’Nien

Ten questions on fan favourite Luke O’Nien, with a point for each correct answer

1. Which club did Sunderland sign Luke O’Nien from?

2. His first goal for the club came in a 2-0 win against which club?

3. How many goals did O’Nien score during 2018-19, his first season at Sunderland?

4. The ‘Rockin’ All Over League One’ Luke O’Nien chant is based on a song by which band?

5. Over the summer he signed a new contract that will last until when?

6. For which position was O’Nien selected for the Sky Bet League One Team of the Season after the last campaign?

7. How many league games did he start for Sunderland last season?

8. In September 2019 O’Nien scored what proved to be the winner in a 2-1 home win over which side?

9. With which senior club did O’Nien start his career?

10. In which month is Luke’s birthday?

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Rockin’ All Over League One
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Round 3: 3-4-3

Things get tough in the final round, with the first three questions worth one point each, the next four earning you two points per question and the final three offering three points a time (20 points in total).

1. Which Academy of Light graduate is expected to battle it out with Lee Burge for the goalkeeping spot at Sunderland this season?

2. Penshaw Monument and which other Wearside landmark are depicted on the current club crest?

3. From which club has Callum Doyle joined Sunderland?

4. In which city was Jordan Willis born?

5. Which club did Sunderland buy Anthony Stokes from in 2007?

6. Which club did Sunderland then sell Stokes to in 2009?

7. Former Sunderland player Darren Holloway is currently assistant manager at which north east club?

8. Which visiting player opened the scoring at Roker Park when Gillingham condemned Sunderland to relegation in the 1986-87 season?

9. What was the final score of Sunderland’s opening game of the 1964-65 season against Leicester City?

10. Made honorary president of the club in 1991, veterinary surgeon and famous author James ‘Alf’ Wight was better known by what name?

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Where did he come from, where did he go?
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Round 1: The Opponents – Port Vale

1. Lynden Gooch

2. 2-0

3. 1988

4. Craig Russell

5. 3-3

Round 2: Luke O’Nien

1. Wycombe Wanderers

2. Shrewsbury Town

3. Five

4. Status Quo

5. 2024

6. Right-back

7. 41

8. MK Dons

9. Watford

10. November

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Anthony Patterson

2. Wearmouth Bridge

3. Manchester City

4. Coventry

5. Arsenal

6. Hibernian

7. Darlington

8. Howard Pritchard

9. 3-3

10. James Herriot


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